Wider Circles’ “blend of ethereal sister harmonies, banjo and fiddle duets, driving percussion, and brass and backup bass presents a lush Earth Day soundtrack for global times.” – Huffington Post
With a focus on sustainability and community, the soulful sisters of Rising Appalachia and their band are proud to announce the release of Wider Circles on, Tuesday, April 21st. In synchronicity with Earth Day (April 22nd), the roots-meets-social conscious quartet recently took to traveling by train in an effort to promote their “Slow Music Movement.” Wider Circles is the perfect “Earth Day Soundtrack” says the Huffington Post, with tracks equally inspired by the swampy sounds of the bayou, the twang of the Appalachian mountains, and the beat of a global rhythm. Rising Appalachia is currently on tour throughout the summer.
Rising Appalachia’s “Slow Music Movement” approach to touring is an effort to promote sustainable touring practices and to be immersed in local communities. For the recently completed first leg of the band’s album release tour, the band hit the rails and traveled across the Southwest via Amtrak train. “Traveling by train allowed us to slow things down and try out a non-industry standard way of bringing music into the world,” says Rising Appalachia’s Leah Song. “We were able to connect with communities on a local level by meeting with fans and friends, enjoying local food, and supporting local businesses. We all live in a fast-paced society and the entertainment world is no different. We see this as our opportunity to inspire a cultural shift as troubadours and activists.”
Featuring soaring sibling harmonies, banjo and fiddle duets, poetry, mountain odes, and rhythms from their worldwide travels, Wider Circles, “is where New Orleans soul meets the backwoods of North Carolina – world music for those seeking community and sacred space” (Relix Magazine).
For more information about Rising Appalachia, visit www.RisingAppalachia.com